Gaudí & trencadís
Creativity and Recycling
«Colour is life.» (Antoni Gaudí)
The trencadís mosaic is one of the images that best identify the architecture of Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). In Catalonia and Valencia, walls have been covered with coloured tiles, a resource of great beauty and hygienic functionality, since the Middle Ages. Thanks to the proper use of ornamentation, architecture represented, throughout Modernisme (the Catalan Art Nouveau), the synthesis of all the arts, creating a rich combination of shapes, volumes, textures and colours.
Gaudí experimented with all kinds of materials, especially ceramics, replacing the popular look of traditional mosaic tiles with fragments resulting from irregular cutting. The cutting “breaks up” (“trenca” in Catalan) the tiles into fragments -hence the name trencadís. A large number of artisans, industrialists and bricklayers emerged around Gaudí, with the architect Josep M. Jujol (1879-1949) standing out among them. They all shared creative wealth and a love for recycling materials.
Admission € 5
From November 6, 2021 to March 27, 2022
End of February 28, 2022
From dimarts to diumenge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From March 1
From dimarts to diumenge from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Own vehicle: C-32 to Exit 30 (Sitges Center).
- Train: Line R2 South from Estació de França.
- Coach: MonBus Line from Ronda Universitat.
- Own vehicle: N-240, AP-7 and C-32 to Exit 30 (Sitges Center).
- Train: R15 or R16 from Tarragona Station and R2 from San Vicenç de Calders Station.
- Coach: MonBus Line from Plaça Imperial Tarraco and Plana Line from Plaça Eduard Maristany in Vilanova i la Geltrú.
- Own vehicle: Road LL-12, AP-2 and C-32 to Exit 30 (Sitges Center).
- Own vehicle: C-65, AP-7, Ronda de Dalt and C-32 to Exit 30 (Sitges Center).
- Latitude: 41.234870 (41º 14' 5.53" N)
- Longitude: 1.812471 (1º 48 '44.9 "E)